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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

100                         '           FLORA INIUCA.                        [Auonacecc.
9.  U* bracteata (Roxb. Fl. Incl. ii. 660); foliis oblongis vcl ob-
ovato-oblongis tenuiter coriaceis subtus prscsertim secus nervos sparse
puberulis, pedunculis oppositifoliis plerumque bifloris, bractea ad bifur-
cationem ovali petiolata foliacea decidua, bracteolis ovalibus sessilibus,
pctalis conniventibus, carpellis oblcmgis obtusis subsessilibus.—Wall.
Cat. 64681    U. Gomeziana, A. DC. Meui. 27; WuU. Cat. 6459 !
HAB. Silhet, Soseb.l Teiiasserim, WallJ—QRi. Maii, Fr. Sept.)—
(r- *)
Fwtcjc alte scandens. Kamvli clongati, cincrei vel nigricaulcs, juniores puberuli ;
partes novella; tomeutosrc. Folia acuta vcl brevitcr acuminata, basi angustata, ro-
tundata, supra nitida, glabra, sccus costam ct petiolum pubesceutia, deraum glabrata,
subtus pallid.% 4-7 poll, longa, 1^-2-^ lata, petiolo -|—^-poll. JPetfunculi -|-polli-
carcs, pubcsceutes, bmctea semipollicari. Ffores pallide fl*ivcscentcs, nutantcs, dia-
xnetro vix -^-pollicares. Scpala renifornii-rotuudata, pubescentia, ad medium coa-
lita, uudulata. 'Petala pubescentia, laccra, iuteriora basi subsaccata, -^-poll. Sta-
mina angustejincaria; connective proccssus oblongus, earnosus. Torus fructua in-
crassatus, J~pbll. Qarpella uumerosa, baccautia, juniora tomeutosa, matura pubc-
iula, 1—2-pollicaria. Sewing, pauca, biserialia, ovalia, compressa, {--poll., hilo magno
depresso.
The flowers of tliis species remaiu so long connivent, that the petals probably drop
off without expanding. It appears very distinct from all but the next following
species, the foliage of which is very similar.
10.  IT. Lobbiana (Il.f. ct T.); foliis oblongis vel obovato-ob-
longis obtusis ct obtuse mucronatis coriaceis subtus sub ]cnte furfura-
ceis, pedunculis 2-4-floris ad bifurcatiouem brncteain rotundatam cori-
aceam nmplexicaulem gcrentibus, pedicellis sub flore ample bracteolatis,
petalis patentibus ovalibus.
HAB. In Penins. Malayana ad Malacca, Griff,! Singapur, Loll!—
(«.*.)
Fritter scandens, U. bracteata similis. Samuti cincrei, juniores sqnarnulis minutis
stcllatim radiantibus seabri; partcs novcHtc dense stellato-furfuracecc. Folia 4-7
poll, longa, }£-3 lata, petiolo {--^-jjoll., rigidn, supra nitida, glabra, vel secus costam
pubcscentia, subtus glubriuscula vel pilis minulis stellatis furiurac'cis tccta. Pedvn-
cnli cu«j bracteis et alabastris dense albido-furfuracei; bractece et bracteolce crassai,
scmipollicares. Alalastri globosi. Flores cliametro pollicares. Septifa rotundato-
reniforaiia, ultra medium in cyathum trilobum margiue crispato-undulatum coalita.
3?etal& coriacea, utriuqne verrucosa, ovalia, obtusa; iutcriora paullo iniuoraet angus-
tiora. Stamina, late liiicari-oblonga, apiee truucata, exteriora ananthera, proccssu
connectivi quadrato piano.—In Herb. Ueuthamiano videnrua ramulum fructiferunx
aphyllum a Griffithio in Malacca lectiun,ot cum foliis hujusspccicidistributuro, in quo
carfietla plus quam viginti, pediccllis i5-3-polliearibus stellato-pubes^entibus angu-
latis suffulta, globosa vel ovalia, obliqua, {-1 poll, longa, tuberculin parvis verrucosa,
fulvo-tomentosa.
Tliough very closely resembling the last species in leaves and liabit, this seems to-
differ iu many important points. The leaves aie much thicker and firmer, with more
transverse nerves j the flowers are larger, imich more toinentosc, with vciy different
bracts; ancl the calyx is remarkable, being patent and undulated like -a ruff or frill,
even, in very young buds. The stamens, too, are very different, and exhibit to
perfection the peculiar foliacrous flattened form characteristic of the section. The
outer series arc sterile; on ihc next the anthers arc very short, and these gradually
lengthen from without inwards, the process of the connective ai the same time
hicker. The fruit, described from Mr. Beritham's Herbarium, closely re-